Lingual orthodontics are not your ordinary "tin-grin" braces. Lingual braces are attached to the inside or lingual side of the teeth which makes them completely non-visible.
This advanced method makes lingual orthodontics particularly well-suited for adults and especially appealing for adults whose professions keep them in the public eyes. No one can tell they are wearing these braces. Patients can enjoy the process of orthodontia while still retaining a natural smile.
Braces are made up of two main components: the small metal pieces (known as brackets) attached directly to the teeth, and the wire which connects them together (known as the arch wire). With standard braces, the brackets are cemented to the front of the teeth, which are quite uniform in their shape. However, lingual brackets are attached to the back side of the teeth.
The back side of each tooth has its own unique shape-unlike the front of each tooth. Each lingual bracket must be custom-formed to the unique shape of each individual tooth. Thus, only certain clinicians are able to offer this form of specialized treatment.